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Historical Places

Falaknuma Palace

This palace is originally a rich nobleman’s house, was built in a mixture of classical and mughal styles. It is a unique blend of Italian and Tudor architecture. Built in 1883 by nawab Vikar-Ul-Ulmara, the 5th Amir of Paigah and the then prime minister of Hyderabad , the palace took nearly 7 years for its completion. The palace complex stands at 1,02,634 sq.mts and is in  the shape of a scorpion with two stingers spread out as wings on the north side. This wonderful structure has attracted a number of special guests. Like the Viceroys of India, European royalty including King George v and Queen mary, the Prince of Wales, Lord Mountbatton and Winston Churchill with his entire regiment.